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Peru State Receiving Votes in Men's Basketball Poll

PERU - William Penn (Iowa) earns its first No. 1 position in school history in the 2017-18 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. The Statesmen stand 16-1 on the season and collected 215 points in the poll. The Peru State Bobcat men's basketball team is receiving…

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Upstart amateur soccer team Bugeaters FC finds new home at Lincoln Sport...

Lincoln’s new soccer team, Bugeaters FC, has found a home. The upstart amateur soccer team will play its first season at the Lincoln Sports Complex, formerly known as the Abbott Sports Complex, according to the team’s owner, Jonathan Collura, and General Manager and former Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Director Tim Pendrell. The complex houses…

Quantice Hunter grabs conference player of the week honors for the third...

PERU, Neb. - After averaging 22 points per game in Peru State's two games last week, Bobcat senior Quantice Hunter (Chicago) was named as the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) Men's Basketball Player of the Week. This was Hunter's third time earning the Heart recognition this season. The Bobcats recently defeated Graceland (Iowa) 76-74 last Wednesday night…

MUDECAS Championships

Falls City Sacred Heart became the first school in 17-years to sweep the MUDECAS A-Division championships on Saturday night at the Beatrice City Auditorium. Sacred Heart was the last school to accomplish an A-Division title sweep in 2001. In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Lady Irish pulled away from Meridian in the second half,…

Peru State softball names interim head coach

PERU, Neb. - Peru State interim athletic director Steve Schneider recently announced the hiring of J. L. Thomason to serve as the Bobcats' interim head softball coach. Thomason is taking the place of long-time Peru State head coach Mark Mathews who passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. In making his announcement, Schneider noted, "JL is a 2012 Peru State graduate…

NCN Sports Now Girls Basketball Rankings - 1/15

UNDATED - Here are the girls basketball rankings for the week that ended on January 13th. Voting for NCN this week: Eric McKay, Jon Kipper, Brandon Aksamit, Michael Shively, Andrew Lacy, Hunter Arterburn and Chris Whitney. Class A 1. Omaha Westside (11-1, LW: 1) 2. Millard South (13-1, LW: 2) 3. Millard North (11-2, LW:…

Bennington gains late edge against Lewis Central; Fremont-Mills tops Lou...

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Dan Miller looked physically drained when he emerged from the locker room Saturday at the Mid-America Center. It was a week that featured one high moment and two agonizing near misses. The Titans were down three expected contributors: Max Duggan, who is out for the season with…

Knights Hold Off Warriors for 4th Win

CROFTON - Despite their record, the Norfolk Catholic Knights had their hands full with a winless Crofton Warriors team on Saturday night. Norfolk Catholic attacked early and often with junior big man Ethan Piper scoring 8 of his 27 points in the first quarter. Piper shot 80% from the floor and was a monster on the…

Mount Mercy, Peru State split doubleheader on Bobcats' Alumni Day

PERU, Neb. - The play of both Peru State's and Mount Mercy's bench was a big headline in Saturday's Heart of America Athletic Conference match-up at the Al Wheeler Activities Center in Peru. Both mens teams combined for 42 bench points, but the Bobcats held the advantage on the scoreboard in the 95-69 win. Peru…

Nebraska basketball commit Brady Heiman leads Class B No. 2 Platteview p...

WAHOO, Neb. — Thursday’s flash freeze was outdoors. Friday’s was in the Wahoo gym. Platteview’s two-man cold front — 6-3 Garrett Kirwan and 6-10 Nebraska recruit Brady Heiman — swooped in on Wahoo after the Class C-1 No. 1 Warriors had taken a 10-point lead in the third quarter. Still ahead 42-34 with 4:51 left,…

Winning Coach: Rob Micek Assistant Coach of GICC

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - GICC assistant Rob Micek was quite complimentary of his team after they took down a ranked foe on Friday night. GICC beat Aquinas 65-49 at home. Check out the interview in the video above.